Carlos Alcaraz is excited about facing Rafael Nadal in Las Vegas in March 2024 at Netflixslam. Nadal will make his return to tennis at the Brisbane International in early December after missing most of the 2023 season due to surgery. Alcaraz has expressed admiration for Nadal, always considering him as his idol. They have played against each other three times on the ATP tour. The first time was in the third round of the 2021 Madrid Open, with Nadal defeating Alcaraz. They faced off again in the semifinal of the 2022 Indian Wells, with Nadal winning in three sets. Their most recent encounter was in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Madrid Masters, where Alcaraz emerged victorious.